Flint River Council, BSAScouting For Food

Serving others always has been what the BSA does best. Our first national Good Turn in 1912 promoted a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. We answered the call to support our nation’s military in World War I by planting war gardens and selling Liberty bonds and war savings stamps totaling more than $355 million. During World War II, we rallied to collect 30 million pounds of rubber during a two-week drive and served as messengers and dispatch bearers. And in 1971, Scouting’s Keep America Beautiful Day collected a million tons of litter.

Now, in this latest chapter of our service history, Scouting for Food has grown into a major legacy program for many of our councils and has become a point of pride for millions of Scouts. In addition to the joy of helping others, Scouting for Food also gives our young people a sense of responsibility, teaches leadership and gives additional meaning to our “Do a Good Turn Daily” slogan. It is another way that we build character for America’s youth.

On Saturday, February 2, 2019 Scouts will go door-to-door placing bags with a note asking for bags to be filled.  Scouts will return the following week on Saturday, February 9th to collect the filled bags.  Filled bags will be taken to local food banks for distribution to needy families in our local communities.

Look below for links to more information on how your unit can go Scouting For Food!


Scouting For Food Drop-Off Locations on Saturday, February 9, 2019

County Location Address
Butts Jackson United Methodist Church 4019 East 3rd St.
Jackson, GA 30233
Coweta Salvation Army 670 Jefferson St.
Newnan, GA 30263
Fayette Real Life Center 220 Parkdale Ct.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Fayette Fayette Samaritans 126 Hickory Rd.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Henry Bethel United Methodist Church 245 Fairview Rd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Henry St. James Catholic Church 1000 Decatur St.
McDonough, GA 30252
Henry Locust Grove United Methodist Church 211 Peeksville Rd.
Locust Grove, GA 30248
Spalding Five Loaves Two Fish 412 W. Slaton Ave.
Griffin, GA 30223


Scouting For Food Door Hanger
Scouting For Food Leader Guide
Scouting For Food Ideas to Share